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  • Sendai holds a victory parade in honor of Olympic Gold Medalist Hanyu Yuzuru

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:56 am

    In the '2014 Sochi Winter Olympics', Japanese figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru took home Japan's first ever gold medal for the sport. In celebration of his win, a parade was held in his honor at his hometown of Sendai City. Over 92,000 citizens cheered him on as the 19-year-old paraded through the city. Before the parade, Murai Yoshihiro (53), the governor of Miyagi Prefecture, awarded Hanyu the 'Prefecture Honorary Citizen Award'. Hanyu

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  • Fukada Kyoko to play cabin attendant in Fuji TV's special drama

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    It's been revealed that actress Fukada Kyoko will challenge herself to her first cabin attendant role in Fuji TV's special drama 'Cabin Attendant' (tentative title) scheduled to broadcast in July.  The special drama will be a remake of the popular series 'Stewardess Keiji' which aired back in 1997 on Fuji TV. It will be supported by Japan Airlines. Fukada will be one of the cabin attendants of JAL's international flights. She will be involved in

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  • Kiyokiba Shunsuke to release two singles and an album

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:46 am

    Kiyokiba Shunsuke will release his new single "Shiawase na Hibi wo Kimi to" on May 21st. He will also release a new single in July, as well as a new album in September."Shiawase na Hibi wo Kimi to" will be Kiyokiba's 17th single. It's a love ballad that was written for his friend Kawane Raine's wedding ceremony. The arrangement and sound production was done by Takebe Satoshi. Furthermore, there will be a special campaign for those who purchase "S

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  • Momoiro Clover Z's Sasaki Ayaka attends public recording for anime film in wheelchair

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:45 am

    On April 29th, Momoiro Clover Z's Sasaki Ayaka attended a public recording for the anime film 'Saint Seiya LEGEND of SANCTUARY' (June 21st release).Sasaki recently fractured her left lateral malleolus during a shoot for a TV program and will need 2 months for complete recovery. She made her appearance in a wheelchair and wearing a long pink dress to hide her cast.   Sasaki was treated like a princess, being pushed in her wheelchair by her co-sta

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi to release her 15th original album

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    It's been revealed that Hamasaki Ayumi will release a new album (currently untitled) on July 2nd.  As the producers, Hamasaki's 15th original album will feature RedOne, Rodney Jerkins, Armin van Buuren, and Fedde le Grand from overseas, and DAISHI DANCE from Japan. It will contain songs such as "Hello new me" which is the opening theme for Fuji TV's drama 'Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi', and "Pray" which is the theme song for the movie 'BUDDHA2 Tezu

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  • Comedian Kintaro admits defeat to 'Otona AKB48' winner Tsukamoto Mariko

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:42 am

    Comedian Kintaro, known for her impersonations of idol group members, recently submitted her applications for the "Otona AKB48 Auditions". However, she didn't make the cut in the end and was made fun of by fellow comedy duo FUJIWARA, who teased, "Obviously you wouldn't make it." Actually, Kintaro made it to the third and final round of the "Otona AKB" auditions, which called for a new member above 30 yeard old. On her blog, sh

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  • Goriki Ayame appears in yukata to promote movie 'L♥DK'

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:40 am

    Actress Goriki Ayame (21) attended the Fan Thanksgiving Fair for her first starring movie "L♥DK" on April 27. Dressed in a "Arimatsu"-patterned yukata, Goriki discussed scenes in the movie for which she was also wearing a yukata. She said, "I have always loved wearing yukata and kimono. I want to learn how to wear them by myself". Even though the event came a little early as yukata is usually worn in the summer, she said, "I want to wear the yuk

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  • Idoling!!!'s Sakai Hitomi to temporarily halt her activities

    April 28, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    It's been announced that Idoling!!! member Sakai Hitomi will temporarily halt her activities due to medical treatment. This was revealed through Sakai's official blog. The staff wrote, "Due to her poor health, and as a result of examination at the hospital, she will take a rest for awhile." In addition, it was announced that she will be absent from 'Chikacchi to Mitsuko no Heya vol.3 ~Chikacchi Tanjousai~' on May 3 and 'Idol Renaissance Kouh

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  • Go Hiromi to become a father of twin boys

    April 28, 2014 @ 5:12 pm

    It's been reported that singer Go Hiromi (58) will become a father of twin boys in late-July. Go has two daughters from his ex-wife, but has no sons.  In March of 2012, Go remarried former professional baseball player Tokutake Sadayuki's 2nd daughter Rina (33). Her pregnancy of fraternal twins was announced earlier in January.Source & Image: Oricon

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  • aiko to release new album 'Awa no You na Ai Datta'

    April 28, 2014 @ 4:11 pm

    It's been revealed that aiko will release a new album titled "Awa no You na Ai Datta" on May 28.  "Awa no You na Ai Datta" will be aiko's 11th original album. Her last album "Toki no Silhouette" was released back in June of 2012. It will include her already released singles "4-gatsu no Ame", "Loveletter", and "Kimi no Tonari". The first press edition will come cased in a color tray with a limited edition booklet and bonus CD. More details w

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